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  • Caves GoTürkiye

    Türkiye is a true paradise for caving enthusiasts. Discovering the country’s hidden caves is a thrilling adventure. With its unique geography and more than 40,000 caves, Türkiye welcomes those who want to discover underground lakes, cisterns, stalactites, and stalagmites.

    The Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Culture and Tourism has opened 50 of the more than 40,000 caves in Türkiye to visitors. Of these 50 caves, 31 are accessible to the public while 12 require equipment and a guide for caving. Seven of these caves are only open to professionals.

    Some of the prominent caves in Türkiye are listed below.

    Caves That Are Open to The Public (31 caves)

    Ballıca Cave (Tokat), Buzluk Cave (Elazığ), Çal Cave (Trabzon), Cehennemağzı Cave (Zonguldak), Cennet Cehennem Caves (Mersin), Damlataş Cave (Antalya), Dilek Cave (Mersin), Dim Cave (Antalya), Dupnisa Cave (Kırklareli), Ashab-i Kehf Cave (Mersin), Fosforlu Cave (Antalya), Gökgöl Cave (Zonguldak), Gürcüoluk Cave (Bartın), İnaltı Cave (Sinop), İnsuyu Cave (Burdur), Kaklık Cave (Denizli), Karaca Cave (Gümüşhane), Karain Cave (Antalya), Keloğlan Cave (Denizli), Köşekbükü Cave (Mersin), Mencilis Cave (Karabük), Oylat Cave (Bursa), Tınaztepe Cave (Konya), Tuz Cave (Çankırı), Yalan Dünya Cave (Antalya), Yarımburgaz Cave (İstanbul), Yerküpe Cave (Muğla), Zeytintaşı Cave (Antalya), Zindan Cave (Isparta), Gilindire Cave (Mersin)

    Caves That Require Equipment (12 caves)

    Ayvaini Cave (Bursa), Balatini Cave (Konya), Çayırköy Cave (Zonguldak), İkigöz Cave (İstanbul), Ilgarini Cave (Kastamonu), İncesu Cave (Karaman), Korukini Cave (Konya), Oylat Cave (Bursa), Suluin Cave (Konya), Yanasu Cave (Kırklareli), Yerköprü Cave (Antalya)

    Caves That Are Open Only to Professionals (7 caves)

    Altınbeşik Cave (Antalya), Gürlevik Cave (Karaman), Kızılelma Cave (Zonguldak), Pınarbaşı Cave (Konya), Pinargözü Cave (Isparta), Sakaltutan Cave (Konya), Susuz Güvercinlik Cave (Konya)